c.when it appears that Joaquin He has no records left to break or historical records to set, and there is another record that always appears around the corner. On this occasion, the Porto player is preparing for what will be his 100th match in European tournaments throughout his endless career. And he dreams that this continental centenary will arrive in a unique place for football fans: the stadium Old Trafford.
famous Dream theaterthe house of Manchester United Since the beginning of the last century, he receives the night Betis In the first leg of the round of 16 European League. And to the green-and-white eternal leader, except for his beloved Benito VillamarnFew places seem more appropriate to put three characters in their being Old Continent. “I didn’t know the data and it’s a great luxury to be able to play my 100th game in the Europe in a stadium like Old Traffordwas recognized yesterday to Brand.
Over 20 years since its premiere in Europe
On the 17th btic they premiered at Europe On September 17, 2002, over 20 years ago! He did so by winning 0-2 at Zimbro In the UEFA Cup with the Betisa club with which he played eight more matches in the tournament (nine in total) and another eight matches in the tournament Champions League before heading to Valencia. With the ch team he played 20 matches in the premier continental competition and 17 in the European Leaguewhich is the tournament in which he played Fiorentina. But before playing Italyadded 10 more accidents Champions League in it MalagaBy order of his present technician, Pellegrini.
It’s a great luxury to be able to play my 100th game in Europe at a stadium like Old Trafford.
again in Benito VillamarnIn his second phase as Verdiblanco, the captain amassed another 21 caps European League Reaching a total of 99 between the two contests, 31-in Champions and 68 in UEFAOne step away from putting three figures on the continental table and continuing to make history. Something that can be done tonight if the hypothesis is fulfilled that he who accompanies the coach in the official press conference is the initiator of the next day … or if the engineer, otherwise, gives him minutes during the match against Red Devils.
“For me, at this point in my career, at the age of 41, to be able to play this kind of match is a privilege, a dream and a source of pride to be able to take on a historic opponent like him. Manchester Unitedhe acknowledged yesterday in the press room. No one knows if this will be his last active season, time will tell, but as he speeds up his options to ‘look out’ Zubizarita As the player with the most caps in history league, preparing to leave the continental centenary to remember. And nothing less Old Traffordhe Dream theater…
Joaqun matches in European competitions
UEFA Champions League and Europa League (UEFA Cup)
- 8 matches in the Champions League with Betis
- 30 UEFA / Europa League matches with Betis
- 20 UEFA Champions League appearances with Valencia
- 17 matches in the European League with Valencia
- 14 matches in the European League with Fiorentina
- 10 matches in the Champions League with Malaga